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Development Director

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Berkeley, CA, USA

Job Type

Part Time

Workspace

Hybrid

About the Role

Development Director: Reports to the Executive Director   The Development Manager is a key position that manages all aspects of fundraising, including securing funds through research, grant writing, marketing, and engagement with prospective donors for the ongoing support of the YMCO programs. This position works closely with the Executive Director to ensure that all aspects of YMCO development programs are operating within the best practices of non-profit protocols. A candidate for the Development Manager position must have experience as a fundraising professional and manager of development infrastructure. The candidate must have excellent written and communication skills and experience with donor databases.

Requirements


Development Director:

Reports to the Executive Director  


The Development Manager is a key position that manages all aspects of fundraising, including securing funds through research, grant writing, marketing, and engagement with prospective donors for the ongoing support of the YMCO programs. This position works closely with the Executive Director to ensure that all aspects of YMCO development programs are operating within the best practices of non-profit protocols. A candidate for the Development Manager position must have experience as a fundraising professional and manager of development infrastructure. The candidate must have excellent written and communication skills and experience with donor databases.


This position’s primary responsibility is to manage individual giving, foundational, government, and corporate giving, and donor stewardship programs

 

  • This includes: 

    • Creating an annual development plan and calendar of fundraising events and campaigns

    • Grant writing and grant management/reporting

    • Create marketing materials and communications for fundraising

    • Updating and managing the fundraising database and giving platforms

    • Working with the Board to support donor solicitation and donor stewardship

    • Creating timely donor acknowledgements and tax letters

    • Creating and managing content for YMCO’s website and social media.

    • Engaging with artists, faculty, staff, students, and parents to meet the goals and objectives of the strategic plan


Skills and Qualifications :

  • 3+ years of nonprofit fundraising experience

  • Passion for YMCO’s work and mission.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with strong editing and proofreading skills

  • Extensive budget and grant management experience

  • Keen attention to detail

  • Strong database and spreadsheet management skills

  • Excellent project management skills and comfortability in managing multiple projects with different timelines

  • Team-player, communicative, and collaborative

  • Proficiency in using office and online tools, specifically Google Suite

  • Fluency with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator is a plus. Basic knowledge of HTML and CSS is a plus


Compensation:

This is a year-round, exempt position, averaging 20 hours per week. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with responsibilities and experience, with a salary range of $55–$65,000. Work is done primarily remotely, but also in our Berkeley office. Maximum of twice a week during events, select campaigns, and meetings.

This position also includes the following benefits:

  • Health care benefits

  • 12 paid public holidays

  • Paid vacation of 5 days (40 hours) per year

  • Paid sick leave of 10 days (80 hours) per year

  • Funds for professional development opportunities



Apply:

Interested candidates should send an email to geechi@youngmusiciansco.org with the subject line “Development Director: "your name." Please attach a cover letter and resume. Applications are due January 19th, with a preferred start date of February 5th, 2024.

YMCO is AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.



About the Company

YMCO is committed to engaging Bay Area students in grades 4-12 from under-resourced families in YMCO’s free, proven, three-part program of vocal and instrumental musical training, academic support, and citizenship, drawing on students’ musical talents to guide them to success in higher education and meaningful professional careers.

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